Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the breast: a case report and review of the literature

  • Kouhen Fadila Department of Radiotherapy, International University Hospital Sheikh Khalifa, Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences (UM6SS), Casablanca, Morocco
  • Abbad Faycal Department of Pathology, International University Hospital Sheikh Khalifa, Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences (UM6SS), Casablanca, Morocco
  • Jabri Lamiaa Department of Pathology, International University Hospital Sheikh Khalifa, Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences (UM6SS), Casablanca, Morocco
  • Belghiti Mohammed Department of Pathology, Specialty Hospital, Rabat, Morocco
  • Ismaili Nabil Department of Medical Oncology, International University Hospital Sheikh Khalifa, Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences (UM6SS), Casablanca, Morocco
Keywords: Breast cancer; lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma; rare

Abstract

Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the breast is uncommon with only 21 patients documented in the literature. It can wrongly be diagnosed as medullary carcinoma and certain types of lymphoma due to undifferentiated proliferation of malignant epithelial cells with prominent lymphoid infiltration. In this paper, we present a case of LELC of the breast in a 64-year-old female with breast LELC and a discussion based on a review of the literature.

Published
2019-01-11
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